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Elk Mound, Wisconsin Tornado Rated EF-3

Severe thunderstorms impacted portions of western & northern Wisconsin on Tuesday night. A tornado was reported "on the ground" at 7:50PM. The National Weather Service has confirmed this tornado to be EF-3 per the survey yesterday. The tornado caused two injuries but thankfully no casualties.

ELK Mound EF-3 on Tuesday Night
Elk Mound, WI EF-3 on Tuesday Night

According to the National Weather Service...

"Most significant damage occurred in Wheaton, WI just east of Elk Mound around the intersection of county road M and Wisconsin State Road 29. This area saw entire stands of Pine trees leveled, some stripping of bark from trees, and the destruction of several structures. The destruction of a metal building and significant damage to two nearby homes were consistent with expected damage from winds of EF3 in strength."

The tornado packed winds of 150MPH, with a path length of 5.5mi and max width of 1/3mi. This tornado is the strongest of 2019 to date and the strongest in recent memory. A second tornado was confirmed in Clark County.

Videos of the Elk Mound, WI tornado...

Here is another video of the Elk Mound, WI tornado...

Below are the details from the National Weather Service

National Weather Service survey report from the Elk Mound EF-3 tornado Tuesday Night
National Weather Service survey report from the Elk Mound EF-3 tornado Tuesday Night

Here is an overview of all storm reports from Tuesday Night

Storm reports from Tuesday night. Only one confirmed tornado at the time of writing.
Storm reports from Tuesday night. Only one confirmed tornado at the time of writing.

I will update this story if more information becomes available.

Here is a link to our live stream. Our coverage of the tornado began at 39 minutes. I did point out this storm on a couple occasions prior to the warning.

-JP

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